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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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David Archuleta ~ The Memories Are Still Alive by Gladys

Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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I chose “The Memories Are Still Alive” as the title of this article because I feel this is the central theme of the song. But I don’t understand why David didn’t sing this line in the live version, because it expresses the title.

We know David will be David and if he changes or omits lyrics there is a reason. I listened to the song more than ten times to transcribe it word for word and to try to understand it’s literal significance. We know David is not a singer of love songs without a reason; everything that has the feel of his voice has a real significance. And this is not a love song.

The first time I heard the song I thought he was talking about something superior to him or about a person that was no longer with him. I was wrong. David was speaking of himself, of the David from before. I suppose that all human beings look for the same balance in life and David is no exception. It seems important to him to balance the David from before and the David from now. It’s impossible to leave behind and forget all that he was because all of that enriched what he is now, an adult with a set goal.

Even though a voice says “I hadn’t noticed the emptiness that was in me” that voice speaks to him of a past, a past that he is trying to overcome. In the last interview in Mexico he said they would tell him “the fame, the money, the recognition, everyone screaming, we love you David, that that was love”. But something told him that that wasn’t so. Trying to reconcile that part of his life with the David now, according to him has been a tough job but he is achieving it. Maybe like in the music video, the black and white images little by little turn to color and transform the actual person. Maybe David is doing this with his life, taking things from the David from before like the first verse in the song said “Stories run through my mind that I learned from you”, and balancing them with everything that is happening now.

We will always have the David from before, jumping and dancing and telling us anecdotes of his travels joining the new David which I am discovering every day. He is so young with a full life ahead of him and due to the recent news, also full of songs. In the video we see a person who is renewing his love for the guitar. Is David trying to tell us something? Whatever it is I will be there in the first row because my memories are still alive.

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In Spanish:

Elegí ese titulo por que siento que es el tema central de su cancion. Pero no entiendo por que david obvio cantar esta linea en la actuacion en vivo.

Escuche mas de 10 veces la cancion para transcribirla palabra por palabra, y poder entender su significado literalmente. Sabemos que david no es cantantes de canciones de amor sin sentido, todo lo que tiene el sello de su voz, tiene un significado real. Y esta no es una cancion de amor.

La primera vez que escuche su cancion , yo pense que él hablaba de algo superior a él, o de una persona que ya no estaba con él, me equivoque. David habla de sí mismo, del anterior David. Supongo que todos los seres humanos buscamos lo mismo, equilibrio y david no es la excepcion. Parece que es tan importante para él, equilibrar el david que fue antes con el que es ahora. Es imposible dejar atras y olvidar todo lo que él fue, por que todo ello enriquece lo que es ahora, un adulto con una meta bien marcada.

Aunque esa voz le diga ” no habia notado el vacio que había en mi”, esa voz le habla en pasado. Un pasado que él ha tratado de superar. En la ultima entrevista en Mexico, él conto que le decian; “la fama, el dinero, el reconocimiento, todos gritandole , te amamamos David, eso es amor”, pero habia algo que le decia que eso no era asi.  Reconciliar esa parte de su vida con el david actual, segun él, ha llevado un trabajo arduo, pero lo esta logrando. Tal vez como en el video que acompaña esta cancion, las imagenes que se muestran en blanco y negro , poco a poco recuperan el color y acompañan al actual personaje. Quizas David esta haciendo esto con su vida, tomar cosas del antiguo David, como lo dice en la primera linea de la cancion “giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendi”, equilibrandolas con todo lo que esta sucediendo ahora.

Siempre tendremos al antiguo david saltando y bailando, y contandonos anecdotas de sus viajes, acompañando al nuevo david, al cuál descubro todos los dias. Ël es tan joven, tan lleno de futuro y por las noticias reciente, lleno de canciones tambien.  En el video, vemos que el personaje recupera su amor por al guitarra, david nos querra decir algo??  Sea lo que sea yo estare alli, en primera fila, por que mis recuerdos siguen vivos.

Nunca Pensé  by David Archuleta

Giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendí.
En un mar de dudas una voz algo me quiere decir.
Aunque me resista, no lo niego, no puedo mentir.
No había notado el vacío que había en mi.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Aunque te hayas ido tu influencia aun se puede sentir,
veo en tus ojos mi reflejo, algo me quieres decir.
Solo, no me has dejado, aunque un tiempo me perdí.
Algo tan inesperado que me ha llevado a ti.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

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Gladys is a Guest Writer for The Voice.

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93 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ The Memories Are Still Alive by Gladys”

  1. gladys1961 said

    Thank you very much for the translation into Spanish, is an unexpected gift. Thanks to all.

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  2. jans11 said

    Thanks to Gladys and Bebe for a great article! Love your take on the words to Nunca Pense. I never thought about David writing about himself, the ‘past’ David and the ‘now’ David. Very interesting. Since it was written for Roots Tech, I put the words with the video and it matched perfectly. Telling a story of a guy and his ancestors.

    Either way, I’ll still say the man’s a genious and deserves a grammy for this video! When is America going to wake up! People might think he’s just a dumb little kid, but “still waters run deep!’

    I was disappointed when the audience didn’t clap for David when he was explaining about writing the song. Every time I watch it, I expect a burst of applause and everytime…nothing. I love the song, the video and fact that David wrote it! And in Spanish! I probably would have been clapping by myself! 🙂

    #loveforguitar
    #YES!

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  3. MT said

    Gladys,
    Thanks for an interesting article! I hadn’t thought of it that way. Whether it’s our ancestors or our past selves, it’s all a part of the tapestry of our lives. The culture of our ancestors and events in our own past make us the person we are. Each thing we hear, see, feel, experience is woven into that tapestry and becomes a part of us. It changes us and creates a new “us” every day.

    I love Nunca Pense. It’s both beautiful and fun! 🙂

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  4. djafan said

    Gladys, I didn’t even notice David didn’t sing those verses in the live version. I love your take on things, the angle in which your observe is unique.

    “It seems important to him to balance the David from before and the David from now. It’s impossible to leave behind and forget all that he was because all of that enriched what he is now, an adult with a set goal.”

    After listening to his interviews and his speech this really stands out to me. I truly believe that David trying to achieve this balance is the transition we’re experiencing as fans.

    And this:

    “Maybe like in the music video, the black and white images little by little turn to color and transform the actual person. Maybe David is doing this with his life, taking things from the David from before like the first verse in the song said “Stories run through my mind that I learned from you”, and balancing them with everything that is happening now.”

    Beautifully said Gladys. Thank you.

    We decided to include the original Spanish words for David’s Latinos 🙂 And the lyrics so we can practice singing Nunca Pense for when the time comes we’ll be ready.

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  5. gladys1961 said

    Thanks Dja,

    I guess the translation was yours, I hope that if one day I decide to write a story or something longer, you can be my translator. I sometimes feel the need to express ideas in English, but I can not, I always find great support in you,
    THANK YOU

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  6. TOfan said

    Thanks Gladys & dja, I had no idea there were any words left out in the live version. (I’ve had both versions on repeat lately, LOVE that song, even though I don’t speak Spanish, lol.)

    Favour to ask… you mentioned an interview in Mexico and I totally missed that, if you could point me in the direction of where I might find it, I would be most grateful.

    ♥ ♥ ♥ to all!

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  7. djafan said

    Gladys, I have to tell you a funny story with the translation. As I read your beautiful words I translated them to English orally as Bebe transcribed what I said! It worked beautifully! Bebe understands Spanish pretty well so we did it in record time and she has mad editing skills 🙂

    I enjoy what you have to say and how you say it. Know that I do my very best to translate exactly your thoughts and sentiments into English.

    TOfan, I’m hooked on that song too!

    Mexico interview here:
    http://sud.org.mx/devocional-con-carolnia-munoz-y-david-archuleta

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  8. bluesky4home said

    Oh, my gosh! We as fans have SO MUCH to be grateful for! *sigh*

    And… in a couple of articles back, I said that DA’s deliverance of “Don’t Run Away” at RootsTech was a revelation to me. Same thing as what you are saying here, Gladys: I realized that it was not a “love” song at all. How it spoke to me, personally, impacted me deeply.

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  9. bluesky4home said

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  11. TOfan said

    {{{{{{{dj}}}}} thank you!!!!!!

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  12. ray. said

    fire

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  13. djafan said

    From rhiminee’s tumbler :))))))))

    http://rhiminee.tumblr.com/post/116858713447/story-of-the-recording-of-glorious-from-the-meet

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  14. bebereader said

    Gladys,

    Your analysis of the song “Nunca Pense” got me thinking about how David likes to tell a story with a message in every song he sings. In this one he does it by switching from one era to another as the main character realizes that his ancestor is very much like him. Brilliant idea to show that concept through frames of a music video! Very enjoyable and very catchy tune! Whoever thought the story out in frames is a genius!

    It was my pleasure to work on this project. Djafan and I live on opposite coasts with a three-hour difference in time between us and all of our translating and transcription was done over the phone. Amazing times we live in!

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  15. bluesky4home said

    This is Nicholas Connors rendition of the US National Anthem. Young boy. Lots of talent.

    (Is he simply auditioning to be the next white Chris Brown? ^_^ I don’t think so!)

    Good luck to him!!!

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  16. bluesky4home said

    The YT page that posted this says that he was sick when he sang this (just yesterday) but still showed up and did his best. ^_^

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  17. tawna21 said

    Gladys, your perspective on this song is great! I love it! I never would have seen it this way, and I’m excited to have another way to interpret the words that I hear David’s beautiful voice singing!

    Bluesky, I had the same revelation as I listened to ‘Don’t Run Away’ at Roots Tech.

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  18. bluesky4home said

    Dear Gladys (and Djafan and Bebereader!
    Thank you so much for having the patience and passion and willingness to share your insights in this very lovely article. I have been at work and just had time to do more than rush past.

    I love what you say here. You seem to be “at one” with a deep appreciation of DA and where he is at this time. This is a great follow-up article to the discussion on the last thread.

    Again… thank you so very much. Abrazo grande!!!

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  19. A lovely written article Gladys!

    This is for you Lynnella.. It is only every few years that real stars are discovered. They have such great coaches. I imagine David is enjoying watching when he can. Their show is exceptional.

    https://m.mixcloud.com/flymorningrush/sawyer-fredericks-interview-4-22/

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  20. lynnella said

    Sandybeaches9 – Thank you so much for that. I really enjoyed hearing it. One thing Sawyer has in common with David is humility. He’s such a humble kid. Also, family seems to be really important to him. I noticed when he was singing on this clip, usually you see him sing, but I never really heard him sing without the video before. His voice is very deep and rich. There at the end, I felt the emotion in his voice and started getting teary. I hope this time, as opposed to when David was on Amer. Idol, the right person wins. I agree with the interviewer, even if Sawyer doesn’t win, he will get a recording contract. Pharrell will see to that. This show is so far superior to Amer. Idol. They actually get the advice they need to make their performances better. Thanks again for the cilp.

    Gladys, very interesting article. You are a deep thinker. In a way we’re all the product of not only our past, but the past of all of our ancestors. Thanks for pointing out that idea about David trying to reconcile the person he was with the person he is. Sometimes that’s a difficult thing to do. I hope we all give him the time and space he needs to get it done.

    Lynnella

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  21. Lynnella, as a 16 year old he did a mature interview. He also said he is an introvert which has been a subject before. well not about him rhiugh. He is very sure of himself. If he loses I would guess that his age would be the reason but he already has a career. Yes very humble. He was invited by the pro guest coaches to come and join them to come and make music. A very high honor.

    SB 🍁

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  22. lynnella said

    #21 – I loved hearing Ryan Tedder’s comments. I remember when David sang Apologize with he and his band, One Republic. I would love to know how he feels about the comparisons of the maturity of the two of them. Their voices are like apples and oranges, but they have a whole lot in common in the way they both know what they want and how to achieve it. I wish, instead of there being an orchestra behind Sawyer, there was just maybe a drum and a cello, or piano and cello like David had when he sang Do you hear what I hear. I felt like all the strings overpowered Sawyer somewhat. I heard him trying to get them to trim it back, but I guess someone else wanted a production number. That Do you hear what I hear was perfect. It was enough music to be meaningful, but allowed David’s voice to soar above it. That’s what Sawyer needs.

    Maybe I should tweet Pharrell (lol).

    Lynnella

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  23. I couldn’t think of Ryan Tedder’s name, so thank you! Sawyer’s best number was for the blind audition when no one worked with him! Well the young fellow is refreshing. Fun to have anticipation for Monday nights!

    SB 🍁

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  24. “And I don’t want the world to see me
    ‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
    When everything’s made to be broken
    I just want you to know who I am”

    Wow, the lyrics to Sawyer’s cover song. To me personally, those could be thoughts from David. I do have to add I sometimes have a great imagination but it takes me places. So back to sleep!

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  25. djafan said

    Buenos Dias!

    David is still in LA!!! He went to see Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart, this guy Dylan Chambers here https://www.facebook.com/room5?_rdr About half hour from me! Darn!

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  26. bluesky4home said

    Oh. My. Gosh!! It is a REALLY good thing I did not know about this!!!

    Can you say, “life savings spent on last minute plane tickets, etc.”!

    Dear DA – That you took time to see Haley and Casey (two of the best from o.n.e. of the best ((my opinion)) seasons) ….. EEEeeeeeeeeeek. Just sayin’.

    Oh, how I would have loved watching/listening/being there. ^_^

    and one from last fall – this was a performance at Room5, where they were last night.

    and one more from last spring – extemp outside the theater, with Dylan Chambers (from above post).

    bluesky is kinda, sorta, really, immensely, incredibly —— hap, hap, happy about this. ^_^

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  27. djafan said

    I missed Earth Day yesterday. Just saw this tribute video to the Earth by rocktellme from Japan. Beautiful.

    Published on Apr 23, 2015
    Made a video with photos taken by me when my friend & I went to Hanamiyama, Hanamomo no sato and Miharu in Fukushima, Japan. Date: April 18th, 2015. Watch in HD♪
    Soundtrack: When The Son of Man (Comes Again ) ft. David Archuleta

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  28. bluesky4home said

    Seems Dylan Chambers is a guitarist. Hummm. Could DA be “shopping”?

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  29. bluesky4home said

    I guess I meant to point out that Dylan is the guitarist for Haley in that last video. ^_^ Nice.

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  30. djafan said

    I know Bluesky, I like their vibe. And I remember David writing with them in Nashville, or was it just Casey? Would LOVE to hear that.

    SB,

    “To me personally, those could be thoughts from David.” 🙂

    Actually David Wrote a song about just that.

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  31. djafan said

    Bluesky! David shopping???!!!! Didn’t think about that but he will need musicians for his concerts!

    Exciting times coming!!!

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  32. bluesky4home said

    Hum…
    A notice says that the video of Nunca Pense is no longer available?

    Does anyone know details?

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  33. poof said

    Hi everyone,
    As some of you may remember, I was quite upset with David’s Easter tweets. I felt better after the symposium because he clearly and bravely stated his viewpoint and I posted how I was feeling here. I have felt uncomfortable since then, as I feel I need to add that I don’t agree with David’s viewpoint of marriage and it does affect how I feel about him as a person and as a performer. (If I want it to or not).
    I think there is a great discussion going on at Soul David that I hope you take the time to read, and to possibly add your two cents.
    It is obvious Many people, including me, care a great deal about David, and yet,,,,, There is certainly never a dull moment.

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  34. MT said

    Bluesky,
    I haven’t heard why it’s been taken down. It just says copyright claim by David Archuleta. But there’s still another copy on Youtube listed under
    David Archuleta-Nunca Pense Music Video that’s the same as the one above. I’m guessing his team didn’t see that one.

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  35. Abrra said

    Gladys
    A while back, I asked you to put down your thoughts about Nunca Pense. Because you are from a culture more closely attuned to what we see in the video, I had hoped you could shine some light on some of the nuances of the story about a young man finding his future by looking into his past.
    You wrote:
    “Trying to reconcile that part of his life with the David now, according to him has been a tough job but he is achieving it. Maybe like in the music video, the black and white images little by little turn to color and transform the actual person. ”

    I agree with you here. When David came back from Chile, I saw a man who looked nothing like the boy who left 2 years before. He told us in no uncertain terms how things would no longer be as before. David has learned from the mistakes of his past. He will stand by his own decisions and not be a puppet on a string for the music industry as was the case when he was younger.

    Poof #33
    I agree with you on the topic of marriage for anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. However, I cannot agree that meaningful discussion goes on (at the site you mentioned) where David is used as a punching bag because he has a mind of his own.

    Abrra

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  36. Abrra said

    Please send prayers for those affected by the Calbuco volcano in Chile. Thinking of you Gladys and hoping that the wind does not carry ash to your area.

    Two eruptions blasted forth from Chile’s Calbuco volcano for the first time in more than 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting more than 6 miles into the sky. Calbuco had another spectacular outburst early Thursday with lightning crackling through a dark sky turned reddish orange by the explosion.

    Ensenada, in the foothills of the volcano, looked like a ghost town Thursday, but for an occasional horse or dog roaming its only street. Most of the 1,500 residents had evacuated after the initial eruption Wednesday, with only about 30 people refusing to leave out of worry for their homes and animals, The Associated Press reported.

    The height of the volcanic ash emitted triggered concerns that the dust could contaminate water, trigger respiratory illnesses and halt more flights. No injuries have been reported.

    The first blast surprised Chilean emergency officials, who were left with only minutes to issue an alert.

    “People went into a state of panic,” said Miguel Silva Diaz, an engineer who lives in Puerto Montt, a city about 14 miles from the volcano. “Then, at around 1 a.m., I heard a loud noise, as if somebody had detonated an atomic bomb.”

    Parts of Argentina reported heavy ash falling after the eruption. According to analysis by Argentina’s meteorological service, the ash cloud was shot as high as 40,000 feet.
    http://www.weather.com/news/news/chile-calbuco-volcano-eruption-evacuations-alerts

    Abrra

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  37. poof said

    HI Abrra,
    I generally agree with you about Soul David and their discussions. That is why I mentioned this one.

    It always makes me sad and a bit angry when posters there say Soul David is the only place they feel comfortable posting. I am sure that is no one’s intent here.

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  38. Abrra said

    Poof
    We’re pretty laid back here. No admin here has deleted a post because of someone’s thoughts. All of us are on site daily and love the interaction and vibe here. We welcome all comments posted in a respectful manner. So I can only surmise that that because we are actually a fan site that supports David’s career, we may be considered unfriendly to those who wish to bash said career. WordPress offers FREE space to create a web site to expound on any topic one wishes to explore. Yet I don’t see anyone taking that offer up to point out all the flaws in David. It’s sad to me that some choose to berate David on what was once a fan site.

    Abrra

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  39. bluesky4home said

    Since the golden sustenance of DA’s music only nourishes in me the desire to live, to have hope, to heal, to love, to dream, to look for the good in others, to face life’s challenges with courage and honesty, to avoid judging, and to do good to all, then, for me, I know all I need to know.

    DA has not asked me to believe exactly as he does about anything before I have the privilege to hear him pour out his passion in song. That, is simply a gift from God.

    ————

    One of the blessings of artistry, is that the viewer/listener can see themselves – their own story – their own interpretation – within the art. Because DA is such a shiny individual, I may get the mistaken impression that I can “see through” him, or that I have the right to try. While learning about the life of an artist can bring me deeper understanding of their works (as I just recently discovered with Prokofiev), still, that road to deeper understanding is inevitably carved within my own heart, and the landscapes framing it will be of my own making.

    It’s all about the music.

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  40. Abrra said

    This seems to be an event for young folks in Utah.

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  41. ray. said

    abrra, #38 i have to agree with you on that. i wish said admi would change the name of the site and remove david name from it, and let them go at it,,i can,t belive the admi. is a college professor, then again on the internet you can be anybody you want to be. as long as you don,t reveile you true name.

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  42. bebereader said

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  43. While we read about people questioning David’s career direction, it seems to be without question his direction is to work with the church people towards strengthening the participation and devotion of the youth, therefore strengthening the church. It is a constant struggle to inspire the youth as they leave home to go and stay in that exact direction and David is working out just great as we know how likeable he is to every age. He is a wonderful example of a missionary of the church staying with the religion after they are home. David’s new cd will be a welcome addition offering new music to his future events and if there is music in Spanish then his plans have been awhile in the making. Anyway, this is life as we know it but sometimes forget! Performing in a few places will keep him known or keep him current so it is important for him to sing at a few regular concerts.

    In one year things will be different again, they always are as nothing stays the same. I will always remember infamous Andrea Bocelli’s biography stating he was born in 1958 and his career in singing took off in 1992 at the age of 34 when he put his career as a lawyer aside. He had been always involved in music throughout his earlier life. So for those youthful people, David has a lot of time to be in and experience different places

    Music to some of us is a big part of our lives and always has been. I became involved at the age of five so it does get embedded into your head and heart and even into your soul. Speaking of soul, did I mention yet Sawyer Fredericks?? Hmm, yes I think so. Remember its oranges compared to apples! I am looking forward to David’s Spanish songs too!

    SB 🍁

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  44. bluesky4home said

    Ha, ha, DA.
    I kinda love your sense of humor!

    Cheeky invitation and all. ^_^

    Gladys, please let us know of you have any inside information about the Calbuco eruptions? Praying for safety.

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  45. djafan said

    Love love love this David tweet! Great scene…hmmmm lol

    Gladys, let us know how you doing!

    Abrra,

    That seems like a huge production coming up! And all with the Latin vibe.

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  46. bluesky4home said

    SandyBeaches. …

    I do enjoy Sawyer. I hope for his path to remain true to that lovely heart he has. What fun it would be to hear him sing JTaylor as some have suggested. But I’ll tell you what I enjoy every bit as much as his singing: your own enjoyment of it.

    Thank you!

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  47. bluesky4home said

    Djafan…. I KNOW!

    Soooooo cheeky.
    (Honestly, don’t even bother wearing socks. I believe we have no. Idea. At. All.)

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  48. lynnella said

    Sandybeaches you’ve done it again. You’ve managed to draw me into a Sawyer discussion (lol). Really doesn’t take much. I’ll just say this one thing. I figured out what it is about his voice that attracts me. He has a soul type of voice, as do many others, but his has a mournful, pleading sound to it that just grabs your heart. You want to cry for him or with him. Sometimes I feel like he’s on the verge of tears and it just gets to me. It’s like the old time country singers I remember hearing my parents listen to on the radio. Back then, I didn’t get it, but now I do. I think that’s what Pharrell was trying to describe when he auditioned. Pharrell’s just not old enough to have heard those people. Neither is Sawyer, unless he’s looked them up on youtube or somewhere. I don’t know how he knows how to sing like that, but it sure is clicking with a lot of people. I know of at least 2 DA fans who’ve been smitten. Not taking anything away from David. My heart is big enough for 2.

    Lynnella

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  49. MT said

    Lynella, Count me in on being “smitten” with Sawyer’s voice. It has such a unique quality, it draws you in. He’s the first singing show contestant whose CD I’m considering buying other than David’s. I really like his voice.

    David is still #1 but there’s room for another CD in my rack. 😀

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  50. bebereader said

    Due to copyright claims of the HD video of “Nunca Pense” we have removed the video from this article.

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  51. Bluesky, yes several people on line have mentioned that they would love to hear Sawyer sing a James Taylor song. I can hear his voice sing “Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Happy” John Denver is greatly missed and I think it would be loved.

    David has a number of writers who he highly regards, he has singers he is quite fond of, so well, there is Sawyer! It is funny how an artist can strike you and you come to attention alert to their every performance move.

    You noticed my enjoyment! There are not too many shows left and it is fun to see a favorite singer on tv.

    SB

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  52. Lynnella, that’s it, a mournful pleading sound to his voice that grabs your heart. I so enjoyed your comments about him.

    So I have a video for you and MT and bluesky especially, a song by John Denver…attn. Bebe too…Can you hear his voice singing it? He would have his own twist on it and maybe faster. His facial expressions (smile) would be awesome.

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  53. Look at David at the right in his jacket and black boots…Loving nature the way he does, he would be awesome singing it too. Good we have imaginations!

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  54. Sorry that would be shoes/sneakers if TOfan is close by!

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  55. gladys1961 said

    Thank you for your concern, but unfortunately some ashes have come to the city of Buenos Aires.
    Buenos Aires is far from the volcano, but the intensity of eruptions is large.
    The volcano is still erupting and several cities in the center of my country have been evacuated, Buenos Aires now has clean air, the ash has only affected some places, we are all fine, I’m fine, thank you.
    The Calbuco volcano remains unstable, active, there is a red alert, and many fear that has little explosions of lava. The flights have been suspended for now.
    There is an alert for new eruptions.

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  56. jans11 said

    Gladys, that sounds so unreal! Stay safe!

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  57. Bluesky,

    You are so spot on with James Taylor! Early morning listening.

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  58. Abrra said

    Here’s a short audio where David was interviewed at Roots Tech this year.

    “Today we revisit RootsTech, the largest family history event in the world, where we talked with singing sensation and returned missionary David Archuleta. He told us what it was like transitioning from the spotlight to the mission field and back again. His family has made all the difference in his passion for music and faith. To learn more, listen in.”

    http://tinyurl.com/mqork3k

    Saw this at FOD comments. Thanks for the find Ali!

    Ali says:
    “Not sure if the pic was definitely taken tonight but that looks a lot like Ryman Auditorium to me (the pews and stained glass windows). Did a little checking and see that Ten Out Of Tenn is playing there tonight. One of co-founders of that group is Trent Dabbs, who David has written with. Joy Williams was also a previous member of the group.”

    Abrra

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  59. bluesky4home said

    Over 800 confirmed dead now in four countries: Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Tibet, from the 7.8 earthquake yesterday noon. Prayers for all who may be affected by this, and your families. Blessings.

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  60. bluesky4home said

    DA – your new music can’t come soon enough. Peeps: My hope is that we all might draw on the “music” we know is there in our hearts, DA’s heart and the whole wide universe and heavens to keep us grounded and connected in these times.

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  61. bluesky4home said

    SandyBeaches: I am a true lover of John Denver. ^_^ I can definitely hear what you are saying about “Sunshine”.

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  62. MT said

    SB,
    I think you’ve hit on something there. I’ll bet Sawyer’s voice would be great on that song by John Denver.

    It looks like David will be singing in Spanish in October. I hope we get videos. What a nice birthday gift that would be! 🙂

    It also mentions dancers. haha Maybe David will dance! Could we be that lucky? 😀

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  63. lynnella said

    This is for Sandybeaches, Jan11, MT, Bluesky:

    Saw this on Sawyer’s twitter. Some of his fans made him a video. Reminds me of something David’s fans do. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this young (16 yr. old) man, His name is Sawyer Fredericks and he is the frontrunner on The Voice on NBC. He’s sweet, innocent, shy, humble and very talented. No wonder David fans are drawn to him. Here’s the video:

    Lynnella

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  64. lynnella said

    Just noticed the picture of David on the right lower corner next to Sawyer.
    Do you think Sawyer is copying David’s style. Spooky.

    Lynnella

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  65. jans11 said

    59…another natural disaster. omgosh. I keep thinking of the man from Nepal that was featured in MTM. Hope he is all right. Thoughts and prayers go out to all the people there and in Chile.

    58… seen the audio on FB and he sounds so grown up and sure of himself from the way he used to talk. I guess he is 🙂

    Lynella, thanks for the fan video. Yep it is something just like the Archies would do for David. I love to hear Sawyer sing and would buy his albums. He is such a personable young man, just like David! I look forward to seeing him on Mon and Tues nights and vote for him. The last ones are all good singers, but I hope Sawyer wins. That blonde (forgot her name) with Blake is the one I don’t want to win. She’s good, but she ought to be since her band used to sing with Blake. She has the edge being on stage before and I don’t think that’s fair!

    26…I didn’t know that Mark Ballas sang, but I know he can dance!

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  66. jans11 said

    Well, the vest and the black pants match up!! 🙂 The hair is a tad different! Haha 🙂

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  67. Abrra said

    Inquiring minds want to know if this singer Sawyer has his own fan site for his fans to visit?

    Abrra

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  68. lynnella said

    Hint taken, I’ll find out (lol).

    Lynnella

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  69. bebereader said

    SandyBeaches#62

    Thank you for the John Denver “Sunshine On My Shoulders” video. It led to an hour in youtube where I found other gems by one of my all-time favorite singers.

    Gladys,

    So happy to hear you are okay! You’re the first person I thought of when I heard the news. A friend of mine has family in Argentina too. Hoping to hear that they are okay too. Prayers for the safety of all those affected.

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  70. Abrra said

    Today’s Sunday puzzle finds David on CFTH tour in Cleveland Ohio.
    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0335bbc8c778

    Abrra

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  71. The fan video is a great one! The Voice show only has a few more weeks to go and I don’t believe there is an OS for the young fellow yet. All in due time. Come over to my house on Monday night! Oh that’s right we are probably thousands of miles apart, unfortunate! Well I will be thinking about you all anyway! Please put in a vote for me!! Seriously. 😏

    SB 🍁

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  72. MT said

    Nick Rammell ‏@Vonteego
    @DavidArchie We’d love to see you again at BYU-Idaho! Your UVU speech/singing were excellent and inspiring. 17,000 students here to inspire.

    LOL You know it’s way past time for a David tour when people are tweeting the number of people available to be inspired.

    Hey David? The deep south needs some inspiration. Just sayin’ 😀

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  73. Won’t it be university touring? I think that the general fan tours are a thing of the past for awhile or until someone says differently and the interest changes. I think that my passport may expire…Anyway, inspiration is the topic and he is right on with that. His age group probably needs all that they can be given. A better youth does mean a better world. Heaven knows this generation has failed, the world seems to be crashing with problems.

    SB

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  74. jans11 said

    Nice puzzle, Abs. All black and blue! 🙂 I don’ have to say that David’s face was the easiest part! 🙂

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  75. Abrra said

    Jan
    It’s all about the face, right?

    Would love to see David playing spots like this one. Jeff LeBlanc is at Joe’s Pub tonight for an album release party.

    NYC we are ready for you tonight!!!

    A post shared by Jeff LeBlanc (@jeffleblancmusic) on

    Abrra

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  76. jans11 said

    Well, I was gone all evening, Abs, but I answered your question by phone and it’s not here. So here it is….yup! You are so right! 🙂

    And Joe’s Pub kind of place would be perfect for David and all of us cousins being all cozy at our meeting there! 🙂

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  77. Abrra said

    Older photo from 2012 of David with fans in the Phils. I looked closer to read what was on his shirt. I think it says “juicy mango” 😉

    Abrra

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  78. bebereader said

    #75 Joe’s Pub would be a good venue for David’s concerts in NYC. I’ve been there several times and I like it because the position of the tables, (even though very close together as you can see in the picture above) create an intimate atmosphere where the artist isn’t too far away from the audience. There are Joe’s Pubs all over the US.

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  79. djafan said

    David tweeting and retweeting.

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  80. oliveoil said

    Hi everyone. Prayers for the people of Nepal. Events like this certainly put things in perspective. I’m looking forward to the time when God will make all things right again.

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  81. djafan said

    Very sad indeed.

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  82. djafan said

    From The Windish Agency website. Two more concerts listed in Idaho!

    Thu 09/17/15 Colonial Theater Idaho Falls ID
    Fri 09/18/15 Colonial Theater Idaho Falls ID

    http://www.windishagency.com/artists/david_archuleta

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  83. Oliveoil, will this ever be a better place? What everyone would hope for.

    Sneaking this in under the radar…SF blew me away. Another wonderful inspiration for today’s youth as he sang to them. He mentioned someone up above in yet another song.

    I must watch the news now for the latest on Nepal. It is sometimes difficult to hold your head up high when you feel so sad for so many.

    SB

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  84. lynnella said

    I got a gift in the mail today from a wonderful woman who sings in the MoTab choir that I have become friends with. She sent me the DVD of Meet the Mormons. There’s a segment filmed in Nepal. What a beautiful country. I can’t imagine how awful the devastation must be. I’ve seen pictures on the news and on line, but it’s still hard to imagine that it’s real. The man in the movie from Nepal is okay. I saw it on another website.

    The Meet the Mormons movie has some special features and one of them is David talking about how he was contacted to sing Glorious for the movie. They show video of him recording in Chile. He said the clip in the movie was what he recorded in Chile, but the video was done in the U.S.

    Sandybeaches, I would love to comment on SF, but I don’t want to upset anyone. If you would like to contact me, I’d be happy to email with you to talk about it, but I don’t feel comfortable saying anything else about him on this site.

    Lynnella

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  85. jans11 said

    Glad to see that more concerts have been added, but I was hoping they would start moving eastward! 🙂

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  86. Thanks Lynnella, yes best not to upset prople. With David not interested in his past fans at the moment I will wait to see if he ever becomes interested again in his fans presence before posting.

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  87. More importantly, in keeping a site intact and favourable is keeping the friends who throughout the years became one of the biggest parts of the whole David scenario including the site. I have greatly missed the many people who were daily commenters but are now gone so that speaks volumes. This is not a place about one amazing singer or one opinion but about the people who were a part of it all and shared in making the whole experience so memorable.

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  88. Abrra said

    SB
    I don’t understand how you can say that about David’s intentions. Especially after we have some new tour dates announced. We are a fan site and as such our intent is to promote his career and share any news with fans as it becomes available.
    Abrra

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  89. tawna21 said

    I just went thru the ‘purchasing tickets to a David Archuleta Concert’ panic!!! 🙂 🙂 Unfortunately I had to settle for general admission as the reserved seating was all sold, other than a few singles. Most likely to the season ticket holders for the amphitheater. Oh well, I will be in the same latitude and longitude (sort of) as the one whose voice makes me happy!! Guess I’ll be finding out what it’s like to stand in line for when the gates open (clears throat), I’ve never had to do that before. This should be interesting because my hubby will be with me. Maybe he will act as my bodyguard. 🙂

    I’m excited to see other states opening up. Dear hubby wanted to go to Idaho Falls and not Layton, do you think I can persuade him to do both? Probably. He’s a pretty nice guy. 😉

    Abrra, I love this fan site. I love being able to see, hear, laugh about, and learn all things David. But, I also love that we can spill some personal things now and then and we have worldwide friends that will listen to us with open hearts. ♥ ♥

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  90. Abrra said

    Tawna
    Congrats on your tour tickets! Wear sneakers for the rush to the front. I suggest you and hubby practice before the show. Ha! I love that we have an international compliment of fans. Just look at who wrote the current article 🙂 Even though I refer to Gladys as my sis, I do consider all the fans as members of my David family.
    My thoughts on David’s strategy is to take it slow and do a few shows out west to bank some cash so that he will be able to move around the country and remain profitable and not end up in debt. There isn’t really any rush. He doesn’t have to answer to anyone but himself.
    Abrra

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  91. Abrra said

    Lynnella
    I have that MTM DVD. I got it for the special features where David is interviewed. I liked hearing his story about Glorious. The version of the song he did in Chile is quite different in that there are added harmonies. It’s s nice sound, but I think David made the right decision to re record the song here. That one has less production and puts his pure voice up front.
    Abrra

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  92. djafan said

    Hello all!

    I’ll be changing the thread shortly but wanted to say that I hope to be able to continue to make this a favorable David fan site. I believe the artist and you the fans that comment are what make it special. We’ve celebrated not only the ups and downs of David but of all of us here too. We’ve prayed, laughed, mourned, supported each other at one time or another. I know we don’t always agree on what David is doing or not doing but that shouldn’t affect what we do here or the friendships that have developed over the years.

    Lynnella, I purchased MTM from Amazon as a digital download and darn the extra David clips weren’t included! But it was a very well done documentary of people who are striving to live there life as best as they can while staying true to their beliefs, nothing wrong with that IMO.

    SB, First of all, for anyone here that hasn’t meant SB let me tell you she is one of the kindest, most gentle, smart, funny, and witty human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I’ve hung out with her at several David events. It saddens me that David isn’t meeting your expectations and I feel some unhappiness towards him in your tone but they are your feelings and we’re all entitled to how we feel. I hope that as the year unfolds you’ll be pleased with the outcome of his plans.

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  93. djafan said

    New thread>>>>>

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